Jan Yoors, Cobalt Mountain Gouache, USA, c. 1977

Jan Yoors, Cobalt Mountain Gouache, USA, c. 1977

Jan Yoors, Cobalt Mountain Gouache, USA, c. 1977

Jan Yoors Cobalt Mountain Gouache USA Circa 1977 – Todd Merrill

A preparatory study for the monumental tapestry of the same name by Jan Yoors. The gouache features abstract black tendrils on an indigo blue ground. Similar tapestries to Cobalt Mountain reside in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Jan Yoors captured the modern spirit of the 1960’s and 70’s in his tapestry designs in the same way that the Abstract Expressionists were able to express it through their paintings.

Jan Yoors is one the most seminal artists in textile of the 20th century. In the past five years, he has had close to a dozen solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States including a major retrospective (and accompanying catalogue) at the FeliXart Museum in Belgium. A retrospective at the Baker Museum in Florida and a photographic presentation at the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp are scheduled for 2015. In recognition of his importance as an historical figure and artist, Belgium will issue a postage stamp in 2015 of Yoors’ “Yellow Tantra” tapestry.Yoors’ work was recently featured in “Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. His tapestries have recently received coverage in the New York Times, Modern Magazine and Metropolis Magazine.

Paper Dimensions: 7.5″ H x 22″ W

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